“And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.”
Jesus and the disciples had just stepped off the step and into the land of Gennesaret. This was the same ship in which Peter had come down out of when he momentarily walked on the water.
When the men of Gennesaret knew that Jesus was in town, they sent word out into all the country and brought unto Him all that were diseased and in need of healing.
“And besought him that they might only…”
They had faith that if they only were able to do one thing, they could be healed.
All they desired to do was touch the hem of His garment.
Where did they get such an idea?
“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.”
The testimony of the Woman With An Issue Of Blood had spread into their land.
She had came in the press behind Him, desperately seeking just a touch of the hem of His garment.
“But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.”
Her faith in Jesus had an effect on many others.
We do not know how many were healed that day in Gennesaret, but the Scripture says many were.
She had tried everything else and spent all she had in trying to find a cure.
What if she had doubted that He could heal her twelve-year infirmity?
She brought people to Jesus that she likely had never met before.
Her testimony gave them the faith to believe that if He could heal her, He could heal them too.
What effect does your testimony have on the faith of others?
1 Samuel 22 | 1 Corinthians 1
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